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Chicago Code Canceled: Fox Scraps Crime Drama After One Season

Chicago Code

First Posted: 05/11/11 11:48 AM ET Updated: 07/11/11 06:12 AM ET

After only one season, FOX has decided to cancel "The Chicago Code," a crime drama starring Jennifer Beals that was filmed in the Windy City.

On Tuesday, show creator Shawn Ryan tweeted about the cancelation, adding that "Fox suits loved the show, but have a business to run." Ryan went on to thank viewers and fans of the show for their support.

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reports that ratings for the show, which was filmed locally, "had never been especially strong." Also, FOX has several pilots in development including “Alcatraz,” which will be produced by JJ Abrams, a “Bones” spinoff called “The Finder” and “The New Girl," starring Zooey Deschanel.

"More than most series made on Chicago’s streets, 'The Chicago Code' attempted to capture the culture of the city, dropping references to local history and filming in areas both prominent and obscure," the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday. "Its main characters — a roguish cop (Jason Clarke), his book-smart partner (Matt Lauria), a powerful alderman (Delroy Lindo) and a reform-minded police chief (Jennifer Beals) — were ever aware of Chicago’s climate of corruption."

FOX also got rid of "Traffic Light"; "Lie To Me"; "Breaking In"; and "The Human Target."

Ryan, a Rockford, Ill. native, tweeted that the final two episodes of "The Chicago Code" will air the next two Mondays. He also said viewers will find the finale "satisfying."

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